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November 2, 2013 03:19 PM EST | AP

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The third-ranked Florida State Seminoles and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston host the No. 7 Hurricanes and running back Duke Johnson in a showdown of top-10 ACC teams. By Kareem Copeland. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


BOSTON — On duck boats with many still sporting beards, the Boston Red Sox stroll through their city to celebrate a third World Series title since 2004. This one, given what the city and team has recovered from in recent years, and given the Red Sox won the crown at home, feels pretty special. On a fall weekend, they, their fans and their city celebrate. By Howard Ulman. SENT: 850 words, photos and video.

— With:

— BBA--Red Sox-Players. By Howard Ulman. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.



LUBBOCK, Texas — No. 15 Texas Tech looks to rebound from its first loss of the season last week at Oklahoma when the Red Raiders host No. 18 Oklahoma State. The rush game of the Cowboys could be an issue for Texas Tech, which gave up a season-high 277 yards on the ground in its loss to the Sooners. By Betsy Blaney. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. ET.


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan's Devin Gardner will have his work cut out for him when the 23rd-ranked Wolverines take on No. 24 Michigan State and the Spartans' top-ranked defense. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 3:30 p.m.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Border-state rivals Florida and Georgia meet for the 78th time in the last 81 years in Jacksonville. This time, the winner stays in the SEC East race and the loser leaves with a three-game losing streak. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 3:30 p.m.

— Also:

— WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — FBC--Ohio St-Purdue. By Michael Marot. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— FBC--T25-Top 25 Rdp. UPCOMING: 2,000 words, photos by 10 p.m.

— FBC--College Football Today. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by midnight.



ARCADIA, Calif. — Game On Dude, the early 8-5 favorite, attempts to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic for the first time in three tries for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and co-owner and MLB executive Joe Torre. The 1¼-mile race highlights the second day of the world championships. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. First post 3:05 p.m.; Classic post 8:35 p.m.


PARIS — Novak Djokovic won his 16th straight match by rallying past Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Paris Masters. Djokovic next plays top-seeded Rafael Nadal or defending champion David Ferrer. By Trung Latieule. SENT: 225 words. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— Also:

— CAGLIARI, Italy — TEN--Fed Cup Final. SENT: 250 words.

— LONDON — TEN--ATP Finals-Draw. SENT: 125 words.


FORT WORTH, Texas — Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson arrive in Texas deadlocked for the Sprint Cup points lead with three races left. They have had some tight races in the past at the 1½-mile track, where they are statistically the best two drivers. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3:30 p.m.

— With:

— CAR--NASCAR-Nationwide. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Race starts 3:30 p.m.


DENVER — Off to an 11-1 start, the Colorado Avalanche try to keep it going when they host Montreal. The Avs didn't appear distracted by the legal trouble of No. 1 goalie Semyon Varlamov when they beat Dallas in overtime on Friday. Varlamov was the winning goalie, but backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere will be in net against the Canadiens. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 10 p.m.


SHANGHAI — Dustin Johnson shoots a 6-under 66 for a three-shot lead over Ian Poulter heading into the final round of the HSBC Champions. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 850 words, photos.



NEW YORK — The New York City Marathon returns Sunday after a one-year absence. Security will be increased following the Boston bombings. By Rachel Cohen. SENT: 825 words, photos.


The bases have already been pulled up at Fenway Park, packed away until the World Series champion Red Sox return next spring. No telling yet if those beards will be back in Boston. It was quite a year between the lines in baseball, from the resurgence of the Pittsburgh Pirates to the retirement of Mariano Rivera. Busy off the field, too, with the Biogenesis suspensions of Ryan Braun and several All-Stars. A look around the bases at Major League Baseball 2013 and beyond. By Ben Walker. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.


— FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — SOC--MLS-Sporting KC-Revolution. The New England Revolution play their first playoff game since 2009 when they host Sporting Kansas City in the first of a two-game series. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.

— SEATTLE — SOC--MLS-Timbers-Sounders FC. Rivals Seattle and Portland in the MLS playoffs. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos. Game starts 10 p.m.

— LONDON — SOC--Euro Rdp. Chelsea's fine run comes to an abrupt end with a 2-0 loss at Newcastle. By Samuel Petrequin. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.


— NEW YORK — BOX--Golovkin-Stevens. Gennady Golovkin takes on Curtis Stevens in a 12-round bout for Golovkin's WBA World and IBO middleweight titles. UPCOMING: 350 words. Card starts 7 p.m.

— HOUSTON — US--Houston Astrodome's Future. Thousands of people line up for the chance to take home a piece of the iconic, but dilapidated Houston Astrodome. By Juan A. Lozano. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

— BEIJING — FIG--Cup of China. Anna Pogorilaya, a 15-year-old from Russia competing in her first senior Grand Prix, wins the Cup of China. SENT: 300 words, photos.


BKN--NBA Capsules.

HKN--NHL Capsules.

Saturday's Time Schedule


No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 7 Miami, 8 p.m.

No. 4 Ohio State at Purdue, Noon

No. 8 Auburn at Arkansas, 6 p.m.

No. 9 Clemson at Virginia, 3:30 p.m.

No. 10 Missouri vs. Tennessee, 7 p.m.

No. 12 Texas A&M vs. UTEP, 9 p.m.

No. 14 South Carolina vs. Mississippi State, 12:21 p.m.

No. 15 Texas Tech vs. No. 18 Oklahoma State, 7 p.m.

No. 16 Fresno State vs. Nevada, 10:30 p.m.

No. 17 UCLA vs. Colorado, 7:30 p.m.

No. 21 Northern Illinois at UMass, Noon

No. 22 Wisconsin at Iowa, Noon

No. 23 Michigan at No. 24 Michigan State, 3:30 p.m.


Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Toronto at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.

Memphis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Houston at Utah, 9 p.m.

San Antonio at Portland, 10 p.m.

Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


Chicago at Winnipeg, 3 p.m.

Anaheim at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Vancouver, 7 p.m.

Florida at Washington, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

Montreal at Colorado, 10 p.m.

Phoenix at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Nashville at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.


Conference Semifinals, First Leg

Sporting KC at New England, 8 p.m.

Portland at Seattle, 10 p.m.